Tom Mah, president of Continental Seafood Restaurant in Richmond, British Columbia, on Tuesday, the reopening day for BC restaurants that were ordered to halt dine-in trade on March 20. Photo: Supplied Tom Mah, president of Continental Seafood Restaurant in Richmond, British Columbia, on Tuesday, the reopening day for BC restaurants that were ordered to halt dine-in trade on March 20. Photo: Supplied
Tom Mah, president of Continental Seafood Restaurant in Richmond, British Columbia, on Tuesday, the reopening day for BC restaurants that were ordered to halt dine-in trade on March 20. Photo: Supplied

The pandemic paradox of Vancouver’s Chinese economy: customers are fans of reopening, and social distancing too

  • A survey shows East Asian people in BC are substantially more enthusiastic than European residents about reopening businesses
  • But East Asians have also been stronger adherents to Covid-19 distancing measures, presenting challenges for business owners

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Tom Mah, president of Continental Seafood Restaurant in Richmond, British Columbia, on Tuesday, the reopening day for BC restaurants that were ordered to halt dine-in trade on March 20. Photo: Supplied Tom Mah, president of Continental Seafood Restaurant in Richmond, British Columbia, on Tuesday, the reopening day for BC restaurants that were ordered to halt dine-in trade on March 20. Photo: Supplied
Tom Mah, president of Continental Seafood Restaurant in Richmond, British Columbia, on Tuesday, the reopening day for BC restaurants that were ordered to halt dine-in trade on March 20. Photo: Supplied
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